I really don't know how I kept my mouth shut about this for SO long! You see back in July, Grace from Better Homes and Gardens Delish Dish blog reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in putting my own gluten free spin on one of their recipes and sharing it on their site. I tried to maintain a semblance of cool and said "Of course, thank you, that would be so great!" but inside I was jumping up and down like a giddy school girl.
I grew up with Better Homes and Gardens magazines always on the coffee table and vividly remember thumbing through them and thinking how cool it must be to work for them. Now I know I don't work for them, but having the honor of posting on their site is pretty freaking cool too! So, before I get any farther into this post I want to say a big thank you to Grace and Better Homes and Gardens for allowing me to share a little bit about myself and my obsession for pumpkin pancakes on their blog.
Summer is so hectic for our family, especially on the weekends when we try to cram in every possible family activity our beach community has to offer, that I often find myself pining for fall. I love waking up a little early on crisp, fall weekend mornings, whipping up a batch of pumpkin pancakes, and a big pot of coffee before anyone else makes a peep. If my husband is really lucky and the intoxicating aroma of pancakes doesn't wake the kids, I serve him a big stack of our favorite pancakes in bed.
If you knew me personally then you would know that I consider myself a pumpkin pancake aficionado. I am more than obsessed with them. I am completely consumed and could eat them for any meal of the day, any day of the week. They are the first thing I missed when we had to adapt our diet to a gluten free lifestyle and ironically they were the one thing that I was nervous about recreating. So, when Better Homes and Gardens asked that I put my own gluten free spin on one of their amazing recipes I just knew that this was my chance to create the best gluten free pumpkin pancakes EVER!
Pancakes are one of those foods that everyone loves! For most of us they hold a level of nostalgia that most foods don't ever have the chance of obtaining. When done right pumpkin pancakes are the perfect blend of savory and sweet flavor notes. The spices are warming, the syrup is sticky sweet, and from start to finish they come together faster than most other breakfast foods. Follow this link to Better Homes and Gardens Delish Dish for the full recipe and to see how I changed up the recipe!